Opinion from Vancouver: Passengers, tourism, must be considered in railroad discussions

By Steve Sammut, Vancouver Sun; February 14, 2019 With the May 2018 amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, the Canadian…

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Canada: Transit union fighting Metrolinx cannabis ban

By Kyle Marshall, The Toronto Observer; February 7, 2019 The new Metrolinx policy banning recreational cannabis for certain workers has…

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More passengers and freight on Polish trains

From Radio Poland; February 5, 2019 Polish trains carried more passengers and cargo last year than in 2017, according to…

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San Francisco: BART, Amtrak assess building new shared transbay crossing

By Phil Matier, San Francisco Chronicle; February 6, 2019 BART and Amtrak are teaming up on assessing the possibility of…

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Canadian railroads re-write drug policies for workers in light of cannabis legalization

By Erik White, CBC News; February 1, 2019 As of Feb. 1, Go Train drivers in southern Ontario are forbidden…

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Pikes Peak Cog Railway orders engines, cars, rail for $100 million rebuilding project

By Wayne Heilman, The Gazette; January 31, 2019 The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway has ordered three new engines, nine…

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Are East Africa’s new railways viable?

By Shem Oirere, International Railway Journal; January 31, 2019 THE value of current railway projects in East Africa has risen…

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Chicago’s Frigid Cold Forces Crews to Set Railroad Tracks Ablaze to Keep Trains Moving

By Don Reisinger, Fortune Magazine; January 30, 2019 Chicago is cold. Like, really, really cold. And now crews have been…

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Siemens and Alstom offer European Commission more merger concessions

By Keith Barrow, International Railway Journal; January 28, 2019 “Since the first remedy proposal made on December 12 2018 to…

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German Court of Auditors proposes radical DB reform

GERMANY’s Federal Court of Auditors presented a report to the German parliament on January 17 which calls for the federal…

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